Bug 2459 - gnorpm has trouble with firewall and proxy server
Summary: gnorpm has trouble with firewall and proxy server
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnorpm
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-05-01 05:15 UTC by George Karabin
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-05-31 19:46:47 UTC

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Description George Karabin 1999-05-01 05:15:08 UTC
I am running gnorpm-0.8-5 on a new Redhat 6.0 installation
(upgrade), though I've have this problem with gnorpm on
older distributions for some time.

My machine sits behind a firewall that requires the use of a
proxy server. If I set the proxy-server name to some
non-null value, like "proxy" or "proxy:portnum", gnorpm
always crashes.

If I run gnorpm from the command line, it always starts up
with some warnings, like so:

LibFind-Message: downloading

LibFind-WARNING **: processing request failed

LibFind-WARNING **: Couldn't get data at

LibFind-WARNING **: couldn't grab metadata server list

Gtk-CRITICAL **: file gtkcombo.c: line 817
(gtk_combo_set_popdown_strings): assertion `strings != NULL'
LibFind-Message: downloading

LibFind-WARNING **: processing request failed

LibFind-WARNING **: Couldn't get data at
LibFind-Message: downloading

Whenever I try to open the preferences window, after having
set the proxy fields in an earlier invovcation, I get this
segfault message:
LibFind-WARNING **: setting of proxy failed
zsh: 903 segmentation fault  gnorpm

Comment 1 James Henstridge 1999-05-03 10:53:59 UTC
This problem is caused by one of the patches against the
gnorpm-0.8.tar.gz tarball I released included in the RPM.  The patch
changes the default metadata server from http://rufus.w3.org/linux/RDF
to http://www.redhat.com/RDF

Unfortunately http://www.redhat.com/RDF is a broken link, which means
that the web find capability in gnorpm does not work at all.

There are two fixes for this:
1) Redhat mirrors the rpmfind metadata server (were you planning on
doing this?)
2) Edit your gnorpm preferences.  Go to the rpmfind tab, and change
the metadata server to http://rufus.w3.org/linux/RDF then restart

If you still have proxy problems after this, make sure that the proxy
names are entered in http://server:port/ syntax.

James Henstridge.
(the gnorpm author)

Comment 2 George Karabin 1999-05-03 16:50:59 UTC
That made the difference for me. Everything seems to be working now -

Comment 3 Matthew Galgoci 1999-05-13 21:57:59 UTC
GnoRPM does give a batch listing of packages that
are not installed  from a mixed group of installed/not installed

Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-31 19:46:59 UTC
This problem appears to have been resolved. Please reopen if I'm

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